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[mahr-shuh-leez, -lees]
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noun, plural Mar·shall·ese.
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Marshall Islands, especially a member of a Micronesian people native to these Islands.
  2. the Polynesian language of the Marshall Islands.
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  1. of or relating to the Marshall Islands, their inhabitants, or their language.
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Origin of Marshallese

First recorded in 1940–45; Marshall (Islands) + -ese
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